Biochemistry and Basics of Medicine SX00EC98-3001 10.08.2021-24.10.2021 5 credits(SXJ20S1)+-
Learning outcomes of the course
As a student you are able to describe the key metabolic reactions and explain the biochemical mechanisms behind diseases. You can describe the structure of biomolecules and explain the key steps of the amino acid, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism and their significance in the cellular energy metabolism. You understand the functioning of enzymes and are able to describe the factors influencing it. You recognise the structure of hemoglobin and can explain how it is regulated. You understand the importance of iron for the human body and are able to explain the general characteristics of the iron metabolism. You are able to explain hormone functioning and the basic mechanisms of intracellular signalling pathways. You are able to describe the pathogenesis and symptoms of key internal diseases and the laboratory tests used in their diagnostics. You are able to describe the key laboratory tests used in the treatment of a surgical patient and in the monitoring of the treatment.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology, Pre-analytics, Chemistry and Methods in Laboratory Work, Cell Biology and Immunology
Amino acids, proteins, enzymes
Amino acid, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism
Cellular energy metabolism
Hormones and intracellular signalling pathways
Basics of internal diseases and surgery
Assessment framework, see the appendix.
Assessment criteria for beginner/advanced level are applied.